Puritans jail Governor Stone after a military victory over Catholic forces in the colony of Maryland.
The Continental Congress authorizes a medal for General George Washington.
A fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company, a sweatshop in New York City, claims the lives of 146 workers.
Fifty people are killed in riots that break out in India. Mahatma Gandhi was one of many people assaulted.
The European Common Market Treaty is signed in Rome. The goal is to create a common market for all products--especially coal and steel.
Martin Luther King Jr. leads a group of 25,000 to the state capital in Montgomery, Ala.
Hue is lost and Da Nang is endangered by North Vietnamese forces. The United States orders a refugee airlift to remove those in danger.
The U.S. Embassy in San Salvador is damaged when gunmen attack, firing rocket propelled grenades and machine guns.
President Ronald Reagan orders emergency aid for the Honduran army. U.S. helicopters take Honduran troops to the Nicaraguan border.